The folrmula F=9/5c+32 can be used to make temperature conversions with the Celsius ans Fahrenheit temperature scales.

F-Fahrenheit temperature

C=Celsius temperature

Convert 100 degress Fahrenheit to the Celsius temperature scale.

Book says answer is 37.78 Celsius

I am not arriving at this answer.

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asked by G
  1. Substitute the 100 degrees F


    subtract 32 from each side




    Is this OK. Can you see where you went wrong?

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    posted by Dr Russ
  2. Using your equation F = (9/5) C + 32, which IS the correct equation,
    100 = (9/5) C + 32
    (9/5) C = 68
    C = (5/9)*68 = 37.78 (or 37 7/9)

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    posted by drwls
  3. Thank you for your response

    I am not sure where I went wrong. I will review the calculation your provided later.

    Your assistance is greatly apreciated.

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    posted by G

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